Boko Haram Razes Villages, Kills Hundreds In Latest Assault
The militant group Boko Haram attacked the Nigerian town of Baga this week, killing many people and burning villages to the ground.By Matt Picht | January 8, 2015
The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram successfully overran a town and military outpost in northwestern Nigeria this week, and local officials say the death toll could reach as high as 2,000.
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idriss reported, "Basically they attacked the village over the weekend and killed lots of people, some are talking about hundreds of people killed. ... Then they came back on Wednesday and started killing again."
After taking over a military base near the town of Baga Saturday, Boko Haram fighters rampaged through 16 surrounding towns and villages Tuesday and Wednesday, burning homes and slaughtering civilians.